By Jan Schultz
The Imperial Republican
In their final home appearance, also the final regular season action, Chase County swept all three teams from McCook last week.
It was one of the teams’ few home appearances this season, one of only four.
But, all three Lady Longhorn teams took McCook to task.
“It was a good confidence builder for us,” said Chase County Coach Jodie Schuller.
In talking about the varsity win, Schuller said it helped them, confidence-wise, coming off of two tough, five-game matches with Hershey the previous week and a half.
“We really got back into rhythm. It was also good to win that last home game,” she said.
An added motivation for the win was the fact it was also Parents Night during the Oct. 26 matches versus McCook.
In the varsity win, scores were 25-18, 19-25, 25-12 and 25-19.
Chase County was close to the magic .200 percent hitting efficiency with a .179 mark against the Lady Bison.
Leading Chase County’s offensive attack were Shannon Liewer with 13 kills and Shayla Dinnel, who tallied 12 kills.
The Lady Longhorns had a total of 36 kills. Coach Schuller said it was a good night, but she’d like to see another hitter up there in double figures and a team total between 40 and 50.
McCook tallied 30 kills in the match, but had just a .044 percent hitting efficiency.
Chase County had a good night serving, with nine aces, four of them from Liewer, matched by eight service errors.
Five Lady Longhorns were in double figures on points, led by Alexa Bernhardt and Liewer, each with 18. Others were Kate Engbrecht 15, Dinnel 14 and Bethany Sorensen 13.
Defensively, the Lady Longhorns were led by Liewer, Chantal Heathers and Dinnel, who compiled 53, 28 and 24 digs, respectively.
‘C’, JV teams win
Chase County’s “C” and JV teams also took wins from McCook last Tuesday.
Chase County lost the first JV game, 15-25, but came back to win the match by taking the next two games, 25-19 and 25-23.
Michaela Ketter had four of the team’s 18 kills to lead Chase County.
Chase County also had 10 ace serves, led by Kayla Brown with three.
Scoring were Kate Engbrecht 19, Bridget Langin 12, Anna Bauerle 9, Brown 8, Morgan Fisher 8, Cleo Dinnel 6 and Ketter 1.
In the “C” match, Chase County won 25-12, 13-25 and 25-20.
Ashlin Bussell and Andrea Hogsett led the team with 3 kills apiece.
Scoring points were Kaycee Bubak 17, Kayla Brown 14, Bussell 11, Kelsey Wood 8, Hogsett 7 and Bailey Springer 6.